Europe, without a doubt, has a breadth of amazing places to visit. You’ve got the most dramatic things to do in Iceland, the picture-perfect Cinque Terre and, of course, the best areas in London. Honestly, there is so much more to look forward to when you’re planning a trip to Europe.
Visiting Malaga, Spain
We were so excited about our trip and already started planning exactly what we’d be doing once we get there! In usual style, we wanted to cram as much in as possible, so we decided that our three-day trip would be spent exploring this magnificent region.
We quickly downloaded an offline GPS and decided to visit Malaga, Ronda and Alhambra in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Granada.
Day 1: A Day in Malaga
As soon as we dropped our bags off at our accommodation, we meandered through the town, where we explored the history of the Alcazaba, the Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga Cathedral and even walked up Mount Gibralfaro.
Thankfully, this time, we made a perfect decision to experience Malaga.
The day was a real eye-opener to how beautifully rich in history the city is.
Day 2: A Day in Ronda
Around 1.5 hours drive from Malaga, a day trip to this stunning place really is doable.
Set on the very top of a mountain, the city is split in two by the El Tajo Gorge that is over 120 metres deep!
The two sides of the city are connected by one almighty and unique bridge, the Puente Nuevo, that provides some of the most epic views across the Spanish countryside.
We took a wander through the cities many winding streets, visited the Plaza de Toros and even got to the base of the El Tajo Canyon, which gives a whole new perspective to this one of a kind city!
After eating our weight in Tapas, we decided to call it a night and hit the hay!
Day 3: A Day in the Alhambra, Granada
After a little decision making, we decided to head out to discover the beauty of the Alhambra in Granada.
We’d both always wanted to visit for a while now so when we arrived, to say we were excited would be something of an understatement! 🙂
Top tip: One thing we forgot was that everyone else seems to want to visit the Alhambra too!
Queues were quite long and there’s a finite amount of tickets issued each day – if we had the choice again, we’d definitely have bought the tickets online a day or two before.
Everything from the stunning Arabesque buildings and archways, to the beautifully crafted gardens (that are literally some of the most pristine we’ve ever seen) just left us in awe of this amazing place.
Whilst inside, we managed to discover the beauty that is the Courtyard of the Palace of Charles V, the panoramic views across Albayzín (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and some of the most intricate Arabesque architecture.
Luckily, we managed to squeeze in two more impressive spots within the Alhambra; the nearby Palacio de Generalife and the Portico of the Alta Alhambra complex.
And boy did they not disappoint!
After a busy few days away, we headed back to London totally pleased with our little jaunt around Spain.